Sing Out

Featuring Special Guest Zakir Hussain

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Sing Out welcomes guest Zakir Hussain, the world-renowned Indian musician and tabla master. He plays recordings from throughout his career, from classical Indian music with Ali Akbar Khan, to Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and jazz greats including Charles Lloyd. And he discusses his March 31 (7 p.m.) concert at UC-Berkeley’s  Zellerbach Hall: “Zakir Hussain  and the Masters of Percussion,” where he will be joined by Niladri Kumar on sitar, jazz drummer Eric Harland, plus Mattannur Sankarankutty Marar and the Drummers of Kerala. The concert celebrates the 100th birthday of Hussain’s father,  Alla Rakha, Indian’s great percussionist and partner of Ravi Shankar.

Hosted by Larry Kelp.


Yes it's International Women's Month, and Sing OUtof course features many women musicians; but we alsoinclude a visit from ZAKIR HUSSAIN anda salute to Hal Blaine, who died on Monday at 90
Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Layla McCalla, Amythyst KiahBlack MyselfSongs of Our Native DaughtersSmithsonian Folkways
Black Brothers (with Mary and Frances)The Great Storm Is OverWhat a TimeDara
Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Layla McCalla, Amythyst KiahYou're Not AloneSong of Our Native DaughtersSmithsonian Folkways
Black BrothersMolly Na gCuach Ni Chuilleanain (Gaelic)What a TimeDara
Joe Lovano, Marilyn Crispell, Carmen CastaldiSeeds of Change / Rare BeautyTrio TapestryECM
Kronos Quartet with Rhiannon GiddensFactory GirlFolk SongsNonesuch
Interview with ZAKIR HUSSAINwho brought along Marcus Gilmore
ShaktiAll Is Bliss (last 15 minutes_ShaktiColumbia
Mickey Hart's Planet DrumThe Hunt (with Zakir_)Planet DrumRyko
Zakir Hussain Making MusicMaking MusicECM
Zakir Hussain and his father Alla RakhaTabla Taal - Ek TaalThe Rough Guide to Zakir HussainRough Guide (World Music Network)
And now a short salute toHAL BLAINE, who died at 90on Monday
Hal Blaine plays drums on the Ronettes'Be My BabyBack to Mono (Phil Spector box)ABKCO
Hal Blaine drums on The Byrds'Mr. Tambourine ManMr. Tambourine ManColumbia
Hal Blaine Drums on Nancy Sinatra'sThese Boots Are Made for WalkingThe Hit YearsRhino
Hal Blaine Plays Drums on Herb Alpert'sA Taste of HoneyA Taste of HoneyA&M
Hal Blaine Drums on Elvis Presley'sA Little Less ConversationThe Essential '60s MastersRCA

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